clients

PRACTITIONER ORGANIZATION

Hivos / StopChildLabour Coalition

Amnesty International NL

PAX

UNICEF NL

Oxfam Novib

CYFI

Simavi

Wemos

BASUG

RECOGIN

Seva Network Foundation

Trac FM

PSO

Spark

PRIVATE SECTOR

Fairphone
Beyond Beans

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL

IOB

NWO-WOTRO

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER INITIATIVES

Fair Wear Foundation

AGT SER

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Princeton University

The Network University (TNU)

Universidad del Desarrollo

THINK TANKS

The Broker 

KPSRL

F&BKP

Modus Operandi (MODOP)

NewForesight

THE TASKS OF A KNOWLEDGE BROKER

projects

 
2021
MEAL support towards eradicating child labour
'Work: No Child's Business programme'

On behalf of UNICEF Nederland, DBMresearch offers support to the WNCB programme, which strives to eradicate child labour. As part of the MEAL working group, DBMresearch supports the outcome harvesting and monitoring activities of the implementing partners. Complementary, DBMresearch offers guidance to the country teams in which UNICEF NL has the lead, including Vietnam, Ivory Coast and Jordan.

MEL advisor on labour rights, gender and social dialogue
'Workplace Education Programme'

Fair Wear Foundation offers different modules under their Workplace Education Programme in support of improved relations in garment factories between management and employees. On behalf of FWF, DBMresearch in collaboration with DIMES consultancy, is developing the MEL framework for the WEP in order to encourage continuous learning and the building of evidence.

End of programme reflection and learning
'Freedom from Fear programme by PAX and Amnesty NL'

In support of the final report of the Freedom from Fear programme implemented by PAX and Amnesty NL, DBMresearch will be co-organizing and moderating a number of reflection sessions with staff of the implementing partners to encourage reflection of past activities and learning for future programming.

Food & Business synthesis   
'Conducting a synthesis across 70+ NWO WOTRO research projects on key thematic and outcome areas' 

DBMresearch is implementing a large synthesis study across Food & Business funded research projects of the NWO WOTRO, in cooperation with Ellen Lammers. The synthesis will review the thematic results and outcome-level experiences of the 70+ research projects in tackling challenges in food security in low and middle income countries. Topics covered range from circular agriculture, inclusive business and opportunities for indigenous foods. The publications can be found on the Food & Business research programme homepage.

2020
Final evaluation Anti Child Labour project Fairphone 
'End term evaluation of project in ASM gold mines Uganda' 

Fairphone is working on tackling child labour in Uganda by working closely with ASM gold mining communities and supporting responsible gold sourcing into the electronics industry supply chains. For the project 'Joint Forces to Tackle Child Labour: From Gold Mines to Electronics', DBMresearch and team conduct an endline evaluation of the effectiveness and the extent to which the project was able to proactively support more responsible gold sourcing in Uganda.

PMEL developer & advisor to Strategic Textile Initiative 
'Development of PMEL Framework and Plan for STITCH' 

The new strategic partnership STITCH requires a robust PMEL framework and plan for the coming 5-year programme under the MFA's Power of Voices Framework (2021-2025). DBMresearch has been appointed as the PMEL expert advisor to support the development of the overall programme's framework and plan for the consortium of 6 organizations and across 11 countries.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning advisor  
'MEL method review for BeyondBeans as part of Child Labour project in Ghana' 

For the cocoa trading company, BeyondBeans, DBMresearch will be involved in the review of the Monitoring & Evaluation approach of the company in their efforts to eradicate child labour. BeyondBeans is currently implementing child labour remediation project in their supply chain in Ghana, called VSLA+CHILD, funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), under the Funds against Child Labour (FBK). The project aims to develop a bottom-up and community-driven approach to tackle child labour, termed the VSLA+CHILD model.

Food & Business synthesis   
'Conducting a synthesis across 70+ NWO WOTRO research projects on key thematic and outcome areas' 

DBMresearch is implementing a large synthesis study across Food & Business funded research projects of the NWO WOTRO, in cooperation with Ellen Lammers. The synthesis will review the thematic results and outcome-level experiences of the 70+ research projects in tackling challenges in food security in low and middle income countries. Topics covered range from circular agriculture, inclusive business and opportunities for indigenous foods. The publications can be found on the Food & Business research programme homepage.

2019
 
Food & Business synthesis   
'Conducting a synthesis across 70+ NWO WOTRO research projects on key thematic and outcome areas' 

DBMresearch is implementing a large synthesis study across Food & Business funded research projects of the NWO WOTRO, in cooperation with Ellen Lammers. The synthesis will review the thematic results and outcome-level experiences of the 70+ research projects in tackling challenges in food security in low and middle income countries. Topics covered range from circular agriculture, inclusive business and opportunities for indigenous foods. The publications can be found on the Food & Business research programme homepage.

Business and Human Rights training manual   
'Developing a training manual on Business and Human Rights for Amnesty International' 

In a team of three consultants, DBMresearch developed and piloted a training on human rights and business for the Human Rights Capacity-Building Programme (HURICAP) for Amnesty International The Netherlands. The training focuses on documenting and monitoring evidence on (corporate) human rights abuses in Africa, and more recently the Middle East. The training builds on existing handbooks and aims to provide local communities and human rights defenders with the judicial and non-judicial tools to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations. It offers them the skills to gather sufficient evidence not only on human rights violations but also on corporate structures. 

Digitalization & Development review   
'Exploring inspirational examples of D&D for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' 

DBMresearch has explored inspirational examples of Digitalization & Development projects and programmes together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands. For topics such as Human Rights, Gender, Food Security, Migration and Humanitarian Assistance - together with our team - DBMresearch reviewed how digital solutions have been introduced in government supported programmes to enhance their impact across the globe. The report can be downloaded here

Business and Labour Rights assessment   
'Study of effectiveness of Workplace Education Program curriculum & Complaints Handling System'

In collaboration with DIMES Consultancy, DBMresearch is conducting an assessment of the effectiveness, relevance and impact of the Workplace Education Programmes (WEPs) and Complaints handling mechanisms in the Ready Made Garment supply chain provided by Fair Wear Foundation. The study includes quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis; such as large n-sample survey among factory workers, Focus Group Discussions among management and comparative curriculum assessments of alternative WEPs in other sectors.

Business and Human Rights advisor
'Strategic support to Stop Child Labour coalition & 
Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Textile and Garments (DASTG)' 

On behalf of the Stop Child Labour coalition, DBMresearch will be the representative within the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Textile and Garments; co-leading the Monitoring and Evaluation Sub-group of the Agreement and provide further support to the Stop Child Labour coalition in developing new programs along ToC processes and using MEL planning approaches.

2018

MEL advisor for the Garment Supply Chain   
'Strategic Partnership Trade Unions & Fair Wear Foundation'

DBMresearch offers strategic support and advice to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team of the Fair Wear Foundation / FNV / CNV Strategic Partnership. The partnership has as a goal to develop practical solutions to key problems in garment supply chains, and to support a more evidence-based dialogue between civil society, government and business.

Financial Inclusion final evaluation
'Final Evaluation SchoolBank Initiative Uganda'

For Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), DBMresearch has been selected to conduct the final evaluation of the E-SchoolBank project in Uganda. SchoolBank aims to increase the economic empowerment of children and youth by providing them with access to appropriate banking products and economic citizenship education. The evaluation will include field visits to different locations in Uganda, collaboration with the local partner and stakeholders, and close engagement with youth in school settings.

Social inclusive WASH mapping study
'Position Paper on inclusive approaches to WASH' 

For the Watershed Empowering Citizens program, a strategic partnership between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in particular the IGG department, DSO and relevant embassies) and IRC, Simavi, Wetlands International and Akvo, DBMresearch was invited to develop a strategic position paper that will advise the Dutch MoFA on inclusive approaches to WASH. The assignment was implemented in close collaboration with The Broker.

'Research for Development' pilot study 
'Case Studies: exploring 'Research for Development' outcomes 

NWO WOTRO has initiated a pilot study to develop a robust methodology that allows assessing the impact of NWO WOTRO-funded research projects for policy and practice. DBMresearch has developed this framework in collaboration with ODI and Ellen Lammers. This second phase will involve eight case studies that will allow for distilling lessons learned, and will help to refine the methodology for future reference.

2017
 
Gold Supply Chain Advocacy Strategy workshops & stakeholder meeting 
'How to...advocate' in Tanzania & Ghana 

For the The Golden Line program, advocacy workshops will be facilitated for local consortium partners in Tanzania and Ghana. The purpose of the workshop is to address the key do's and don'ts in the world of advocacy, as well as lifting the strategy from words on paper to actions in practice. In addition, a stakeholder meeting will be organized inviting all research respondents that participated over the course of the inception phase to share results and lessons learned.

Pilot Study 'Research for Development' Phase 1: 
'Exploring methodological frameworks for measuring 'research for development' 

NWO WOTRO has initiated a pilot study to develop a robust methodology that allows assessing the impact of NWO WOTRO-funded research projects for policy and practice. DBMresearch will develop this framework in collaboration with ODI and Ellen Lammers and execute an extensive case study analysis. 

Research 4 Development study: 
'Exploring learning cultures for improved knowledge brokering' 

The Knowledge Platform for Security and Rule of Law requested my services to explore the field of organizational learning within their member organizations. In this way the platform is enabled to develop enhanced strategies that will align even better with the ambitions and needs of their members. 

Gender & Gold Mining || Strategy Development: 
'Gender empowerment in gold mining communities' 

For the The Golden Line program run by Simavi, Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs DBMresearch has developed a multi-annual advocacy strategy to improve gender relations and opportunities for women in mining communities in Ghana and Tanzania. DBMresearch will collaborate closely with DIMES consultancy on this assignment.

2016
Learning review: 
'Learning from the institutional innovative Knowledge Platforms' 

Assigned by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, I conducted in cooperation with Ellen Lammers a learning review of the five knowledge platforms introduced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The purpose is to gather lessons learned for the development of future strategies and determining their institutional added value. Click here for the report 'The Gold Standard'.

Diaspora & Migration || Research exchange: 
'Transnational diaspora entrepreneurship' 

For the EU-funded DiasporaLink program, I was invited to participate in a research exchange with the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University. My research activities focused on the topic of transnational diaspora entrepreneurship and how institutional trust acts as a determinant for decision-making.

Corporate Social Responsibility || Knowledge manager: 
'Bridging academic knowledge and practical evidence on CSR' 

Together with the inspiring team at NewForesight, I create engaging and evidence-based publications that bridge the worlds of knowledge between academic research and evidence from practical experience. I have contributed to the development of a range of publications; referrals soon available. 

SRHR Stakeholder mapping exercise: 
'Informing strategic approach to SRHR program' 

For Simavi, DBMresearch conducted a quick scan of the donor community and relevant stakeholders involved in the field of SRHR in the nine countries relevant to the work of Simavi. The research produced a set of visual representation of Simavi in relation to stakeholders, dominant trends, and strategic advice for cooperation. 

Geodata 4 Agriculture and Water Mid Term Review: 
'Lessons learned on innovative food security approaches' 

DBMresearch was commissioned by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform to conduct a mid term review to unravel the mid term lessons learned of 17 Public Private Partnership initiatives supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The lessons capture their ambitions to address food security through the use of geodata and innovative technological solutions. 

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) support: 
'Citizen-driven data and advocacy campaigns in Uganda' 

For the Common Matters program implemented by Trac FM, DBMresearch will act as MEL coordinator in developing the MEL framework for the program, coordinating data collection, and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities on the ground. The program is implemented in Uganda, and will require several field visits to the region. 

 
  
Proposal writing: 
'Citizen-driven data and advocacy campaigns' 

Trac FM invited DBMresearch to assist in developing a full proposal that would address issues concerned with inclusive development, accountability and citizen-driven data. The proposal was approved and granted. 

 
 
Diaspora & Migration || Research exchange: 
'Transnational diaspora entrepreneurship, the case of Chile' 

For the EU-funded DiasporaLink program, I was invited to participate in a research exchange with the Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago, Chile. My research activities focused on the topic of transnational diaspora entrepreneurship and social enterpreneurship opportunities in Chile. Later this year, I will participate in a second exchange with Princeton University in New Jersey, USA to study the Chilean diaspora community in the United States more in-depth. 

 

 

 
2015

 

 

Supply Chain Awareness || Final Evaluation:
'Evaluate the impact of supply chain awareness approach in light of the European textile industry' 

The program set out to strengthen the awareness and competence of apparel employees and procurement professionals towards improving working conditions along the supply chain. The evaluation aims to capture the perceptions of behavioural change and lessons learned for improved targetting in the future. As lead organization, Fair Wear Foundation will cooperate with DBMresearch in drafting a learning document for future implementation.   

 

 

WASH || Most Significant Change study:
'Study on the role of Capacity Strengthening approach of local partners ' 

DBMresearch was invited to conduct a study for Simavi to capture the experiences of local Southern partners regarding the capacity strengthening initiatives that were provided under the WASH alliance. The Most Significant Change tool was used to contribute to the internal learning of Simavi in order to improve its capacity strengthening support. The final product includes publication materials that can be used for external communications. 

 

 

Entrepreneurship in fragile states || Gender analysis:
'Offer gender analysis on entrepreneurship in fragile states program' 

For Spark, DBMresearch conducted a gender analysis for a program on young women, entrepreneurship and fragile states in order to identify, test and elaborate relevant (gender-responsive) interventions. The proposal developed for the LEAD fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was successful, and SPARK will be implementing the gender-sensitive program in the coming years.

 

 

Proposal writing for the EU:
'Provide advice and assist in writing of full proposal' 

Simavi invited DBMresearch to write a full proposal for the EU. The organization is specialized in offering support to structural improvements of basic health of marginalized communities in Asia and Africa. 

 

 

Co-development of popular publications:
'Develop publications on several thematic areas for external use' 

In cooperation with The Broker, DBMresearch co-developed several publications for Cordaid that could be used to inform external partners of their work. Different themes were addressed, including Lobby and Advocacy, Social Entrepreneurship and Women & Conflict. For each publication, numerous interviews with stakeholders were conducted both with those in the Netherlands, as with those living abroad.   

 

 

Research support: expert meeting on labour mobility
'The implications of labor mobility: a sectoral approach of the health sector in the Netherlands and Europe' 

​In cooperation with Wemos and The Broker, DBMresearch is involved in the organization of an expert meeting concerning issues of (European) labor mobility and its social, judicial, and economic implications. Tasks include background analysis, drafting overview article, and policy analysis. The final product includes an essay on The Broker website. 

 

 

GBV in Garment Supply Chain || Final Evaluation:
'Ending violence against women in export-oriented garment factories in Bangladesh & India'
As part of the three-year UN Trust Fund project, DBMresearch will conduct the final evaluation for Fair Wear Foundation. The program aims to reduce workplace violence for women and girls in Bangladesh and India. The evaluation includes developing the evaluation design, desk research, field visit to project areas and analysis of findings. The focus of the evaluation lies with identifying lessons learned and formulating recommendations for replicability in future areas and countries. 
 
 
Diaspora & Migration || Research Exchange Project:
'DiasporaLink: Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship as a Development Link between Home and Residence Countries' 

​DBMresearch is involved in DiasporaLink, a 4-year exchange program between 32 universities and research institutes from the European Union (EU), the Americas, Africa and Australia and will investigate, evaluate and facilitate knowledge and innovation sharing, about the virtues of transnational diaspora entrepreneurship, TDE as driver of development and wealth creation in both Countries of Origin (CoO) and Countries of Residence (CoR) of the Entrepreneurs. 

 
 
2014

 

Improving Labour Standards || Research Project:
'Case Studies: PILA strategies for improving labour standards'

​DBMresearch in collaboration with Universiteit van Amsterdam conducted an evaluation for the Inspectie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking en Beleidsevaluatie (IOB) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The research was focused on three case studies of civil society actors in the Netherlands working on Policy Influencing, Lobby and Advocacy concerning corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Dutch-based companies in the textile, electronics and energy sector. After successful completion of the three-month research period, DBMresearch was invited to edit the report for publication. The report can be downloaded here.

 

 
Knowledge Manager:
'Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform on Development Policies'

​For the 5th knowledge platform, INCLUDE, initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Daniëlle works as knowledge manager as part of The Broker team on three thematic areas: productive employment, social protection and strategic actors for inclusive development. As knowledge manager, she is tasked with developing a dynamic website that aims to engage external stakeholders in knowledge exchange and policy-influencing. Daniëlle develops the outreach strategy, provides the structure, contributes to the content, and engages with external stakeholders.

 

 
Online publication:
'Flexibilization'

​DBMresearch was invited to write a piece for the online magazine The Broker Magazine on flexibilization of work and the changing structures of employment. It is a part of a thematic issue on employment including online debates, publications and infographics. The article can be found at the website of The Broker.

 

 

 

Online publication:
'Women & Social Entrepreneurship'

​DBMresearch was invited to write a piece for the online magazine The Broker Magazine on the role of women and gender in social enterprising. It is a part of a thematic issue on social entrepreneurship including online debates, publications and infographics. The article can be found at the website of The Broker.

 

 
Research Project:
'Continuation: Remittances for Community Development 2.0'

​Following the two-year research project on the development impact of remittances on local communities in countries of origin, this Oxfam Novib project seeks to attest different prototypes of social investment opportunities for the diaspora in their home countries. Activities consist of interviews, focus group discussions, field research in Bangladesh and Ghana, stakeholder meetings, donor consultations, data analysis and reporting. 

 
 
2013
 
Research Project:
'The Remittances Market in the Netherlands'

​DBMresearch is involved in a four month research project commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in cooperation with The Network University. After submission of a successful proposal, DBMresearch conducted intensive desk research, over 20 interviews, organized 8 focus group discussions and formulated the analysis and report. The report has been made available here

 

 

Project Proposal:
'Transnational partnership in return migration'

For a development organization developed and formulated a project proposal for a call for proposals for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. The proposal required my services in project development,fformulation and budget construction. 

 

Evaluation Assignment:
WellMade - supply chain awareness & competency

​​​DBMresearch is assigned to evaluate a three-year EC-funded project commissed by Fair Wear Foundation. The evaluation activities consist of formulating, conducting and analysing a baseline survey, mid-term evaluation including organization of focus groups, and conducting the end evaluation of the project.

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2012

 

Research Project:
'Remittances for Community Development'

​DBMresearch was in charge of conducting a two-year research project funded by Oxfam Novib and in cooperation with BASUG - Diaspora for Development and The Network University. The research fell within the theme of the Migration and Development debate. It had the objective to understand better what potential lies in (collective) remittances for community development. Activities consisted of desk research, field visits, stakeholder meetings, data analysis and reporting. The project extension was approved for a period of 6 months.

 

 

E-Learning Developer:
'Transforming Civil Conflict' - content delivery e-learning course

​DBMresearch was appointed as researcher and editor of a three-week course on Transforming Civil Conflict that was commissioned by Modus Operandi. The assignment involved editting and rejuvenating the existing course that had been running for 10 years. For over a period of one year, DBMresearch successfully developed new course materials for online learning. The course has been launched in March 2013 in English, and has been translated to French in October 2013.

 

 

 

2011

 

Knowledge Manager:
'Thematic Learning Programmes'

​​For the Dutch branch organization in the development sector, PSO, DBMresearch was appointed knowledge manager to support two Thematic Learning Programmes on topics of "Human Mobility" and "Remittances, Migration and Development". The programmes carried the objective to stimulate collective learning and capacity-building among participating organizations. DBMresearch offered services in offering academic research support to 14 participating organizations, faciliating workshops, developing collective-learning tools, and overall analysis of programme progress.

 

 

Annual Report:
'Seva Network Foundation Annual Report 2011'

​DBMresearch offered its services to develop the annual report for the diaspora organization Seva Network Foundation for 2011. Services included interviews, collection of relevant information, and writing of report.

 

 

2010

 

Project Manager:
'Development through Education and Communication'

For SPAN Consultants Daniëlle provided a broad range of services in communication, social assessment, education, and project management and forged an international track record in the identification, design, and monitoring & evaluation of technical assistance assignments in a range of countries and sectors.